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This post is a contribution to Blog Action Day 2013 in which bloggers around the world reflect on this year’s theme, Human Rights.
Yesterday, Tuesday October 15, an estimated 20,000 people took to the streets in solidarity with teachers on strike and demanding improved education in Brazil. Taking place on Teachers Day, the protest was the latest in a series of recent protests regarding education and teachers’ pay, career plan and roles. Demonstrators marched down the main downtown artery, Avenida Rio Branco, before, as in other recent protests, violence broke out between protesters and police.
Present at yesterday’s protest were representatives from favelas and community More >
For the original by Artur Voltolini in Portuguese for Observatório de Favelas click here.
The Manuel Congo Occupation was the stage last Friday September 27 for the “Public Hearing: Evictions for Large Projects in the City of Rio de Janeiro.” Originally planned by City Councillor Renato Cinco (from the PSOL party), the hearing was cancelled by Council President Jorge Felippe (of the PMDB party) only 30 minutes before it was due to start. The alleged motive was the protest by striking teachers taking place in front of the City Council which, according to organizers, was an attempt to pit one movement against the More >
Residents from Horto and Vila Autódromo, and Members of the National Movement for the Fight for Housing, hold a vigil to protest evictions
For the original in Portuguese on Pela Moradia click here.Families occupy the steps of the Finance Ministry building in downtown Rio.
Approximately 50 people, residents of the Horto and Vila Autódromo communities, along with the National Movement for the Fight for Housing (MNLM, by the Portuguese acronym) held a vigil Wednesday, July 17th, at the entrance of the Ministry of Finance building, located at 375 Av. Presidente Antônio Carlos. The event began after a meeting with the families and Marina Esteves, the Secretary for National Heritage (SPU, by the Portuguese acronym).
At the meeting residents demanded that the inter-ministerial commission’s decision be revised to More >
Last Saturday afternoon, June 29, 2013, favela residents from across the city along with attorneys, public defenders, and members of various social movements marched in protest against forced removals and the treatment of favelas by the mainstream media.Starting in Horto
Here pictured is André Constantine of Favela Não Se Cala, the grassroots coalition of favela residents from across the city, that played an organizational role in the event as did the National Movement for the Fight for Housing.
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Last month in Providência Favela Não Se Cala organized a gathering of over fifty people that included residents of favelas from across the city, public defenders, law students, activists and social workers. Photographers and videographers flitted about the discussion circle, including the crew of Dominio Público, the investigative project currently being filmed about the privatization of Rio. Favela residents shared their experiences of state policy toward their communities and efforts to counter some of those policies, namely the displacement of thousands of families to public housing with low transparency and public works that often harm residents more than they benefit them.